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Alex Ireland

Full name: Alexander Ramsay "Alex" Ireland
Gender: Male
Born: February 11, 1901 in Leith, City of Edinburgh, Great Britain
Died: January 1966 in Leith, City of Edinburgh, Great Britain
Affiliations: United Scottish Amateur Boxing Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Alex Ireland was the 1921 British Amateur Champion. He fought as a professional from 1922-30, winning 33 fights, losing 10, and drawing 3, as a welterweight and middleweight. He made three failed attempts to win the Scottish Area title as a welterweight, all against “Hamilton” Johnny Brown. In 1928 he took the European Middleweight title, by defeating Tommy Milligan in Edinburgh, winning at the same time the Commonwealth and British Middleweight titles. Six months later Ireland defended the Commonwealth and British titles against Welshman Frank Moody. Another half-year later, in May 1929, he was knocked out by Len Harvey from Cornwall, and after losing another title bout for the Scottish Championship against Harvey, Ireland retired from boxing.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing Men's Welterweight Great Britain GBR 2 Silver

Men's Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 2 1920-08-24 Schneider (CAN) , Ireland (GBR)
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1920-08-23 Ireland (GBR) , Clark (USA) decision
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1920-08-23 Ireland (GBR) , Suhr (DEN) decision
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing Great Britain GBR Round Two Match #3 1 1920-08-22 Ireland (GBR) , Reichenbach (SUI) decision
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing Great Britain GBR Round One Match #5 1 1920-08-21 Ireland (GBR) bye
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